When I saw the announcement of the new 27-inch 3D-capable ViewSonic V3D271 monitor I was quite interested to get more information about it, as it was supposed to be a 3D Vision ready monitor according to the official information released by Viewsonic. This would of course mean another 27-inch 3D Vision 2 and 3D Lightboost capable solution appearing on the market, but unfortunately it has turned out to be just a mistake in the announcement. This I’ve learned after asking ViewSonic for information if the new monitor is actually a passive 3D or an active 3D solution, and the official announcement was then edited to reflect the fact that the monitor is indeed a passive 3D solution. You can still however find a lot of websites that have reported the monitor as being an active 3D one and Nvidia 3D Vision ready as per the initial information contained in the official press release…
So if you see a news or announcement about this monitor containing this:
V3D271 3D monitor: An ideal home entertainment monitor, the V3D271 is an active 3D display that provides stunning 1920 by 1080 Full HD resolution for home and technology enthusiasts. The 27″ display comes with NVIDIA glasses and dual 2-watt stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound to provide users with both a high-sensory audio and visual experience. The expansive screen gives users even more display space for high-impact 3D multimedia and gaming.
You should read it in the following correct way:
V3D271 3D monitor: An ideal home entertainment monitor, the V3D271 is a polarized 3D display that provides stunning 1920 by 1080 Full HD resolution for home and technology enthusiasts. The 27″ display comes with dual 2-watt stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound to provide users with both a high-sensory audio and visual experience. The expansive screen gives users even more display space for high-impact 3D multimedia and gaming.
According to ViewSonic the 27-inch V3D271 passive 3D monitor should be available in the second quarter of the year and there is no information about pricing available for now.
– Visit the official product page that doesn’t yer reveal a lot of details about the monitor…
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It seems that Viewsonic has kind of quietly launched in Europe (still not available in US) a new product that will ensure HDMI 1.4a support for their wide range of 3D DLP projectors – the Viewsonic VP3D1 3D Processor. This device does pretty much the same thing that other similar solutions already available do and that is to convert from HDMI 1.4(a) 3D input to HDMI 1.3 frame sequential stereo 3D that 3D DLP projectors can understand and display. The idea is to be able to connect a device such as the PlayStation 3 console or a Blu-ray 3D player through this adapter to a Viewsonic 3D DLP projector and make them work together. So the Viewsonic VP3D1 3D Processor can pretty much be considered as an alternative to Optoma’s 3D-XL adapter or the VIP 3D-Gamer device, and although Viewsonic does not mention it, it should also be compatible with other brands of 3D DLP projectors. Of course we are talking about models that have an HDMI input and that can take 720p 3D input and display it, so not all 3D DLP projectors will work with this solution.
The device has two HDMI 1.4a inputs that support not only frame packaged, but also Side by Side and Top/Bottom input in 720p or 1080p/i format and can output it via single HDMI 1.3 connector in 720p frame sequential stereo 3D to a compatible projector. The 3D processor does not need any special 3D glasses, so with a pair of normal DLP Link shutter glasses for the projector you should be ready to watch in stereo 3D format, even when using HDMI 1.4a input. You can also use the 3D processor as a pass-through HDMI switch for 2D content if you connect two different devices to it.
– For more information about the new Viewsonic VP3D1 3D Processor device…
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I’ve spotted a short review of the ViewSonic V3D241wm 3D monitor, the only 120Hz model so far that compatible with AMD HD3D technology over at TrustedReviews. They’ve taken the display for a quick spin and although they did not go into a lot of detail and testing regarding things such as the level of crosstalk/ghosting and stereo 3D performance in general, it is still interesting to read. Their verdict however is not very positive about the product, so if you are considering to use this together with an AMD/ATI-based GPU, then you should be prepared and take a look at the review. Here is a quote of the TrustedReviews’ verdict below:
Cheap but not so cheerful, ViewSonic’s V3D241wm may offer decent hardware, but frankly it was difficult for us to tell through iZ3D’s buggy software. Hopefully these issues will be ironed out soon, but until then this is not a 3D display we can recommend.
I’m still struggling to find this product in my region in order to get one for more on-depth testing, but unfortunately it is still not available within the local ViewSonic distributors, so the wait is still on. What I’m not very happy though is the fact that AMD is not being very active into stereoscopic 3D support lately, they are kind of keeping it silent since the lets say official announcement back in the end of October last year. Maybe they are waiting for stereo 3D to become more popular and the demand from the users to increase and then to push more into the technology, but somebody has to push things with hardware manufacturers and software developers in order things to move forward…
– To read the ViewSonic V3D241wm 3D monitor review over at TrustedReviews…
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